From time to time, when the mood suits me or I’ve really got little else to write about, I like to put a little spotlight on an upcoming show happening in the Chicagoland area that could be interesting or worth your time/money. And so today let’s talk for a minute about a triple bill of Chicago artists happening one week from today (June 5th) at Lincoln Hall. Opening the show at 8pm will be Belleisle, a pretty straightforward pop/rock band that’s been around since 2011 but hasn’t done much until recently due to an extended break that was taken last year because of family obligations. But they’re really getting back into the swing of things in 2013 and are working on their debut album, which should be out in the fall. In the meantime, you can hear some of their rough demos on their Soundcloud page. For this show at Lincoln Hall, they’ll be bringing a brass section with them, which should add a bit of extra seasoning to their current Wilco-ish sound. The meat in this show sandwich is CELLRS, who have been around the local Chicago scene since 2010 but have really started to pick up steam in the last few months now that they’ve expanded to a three-piece with the addition of a drummer. They’re a lo-fi rock band with energy to spare, and it really comes out in their live shows. Don’t believe me? Check out the band performing their song “Whisky” at the Double Door back in April. Pretty good stuff. Headlining the night will be Sons of the West, a high energy rock band with a bit of a bluesy edge to them. They’ve played shows all over town, have been paying their dues and rightly earned some attention nationally as a result. Their new EP I Will Never Be Your Friend (A Shot in the Back) is available on Bandcamp to download for cheap, or you can just stream the songs if you’re interested to know what they’re all about. This entire bill is pretty strong as far as local Chicago bands go, and tickets are an affordable $8. You can buy them in advance here. Fair warning, it’s also a 21+ show. If you’re of age, I absolutely encourage you to attend as it’s a great way to kick off the summer concert season. Now then, onto today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s some strong tracks from Coloured Clocks, Emily Bell, Ferns, Outsides, Qurious, Tahiti 80, and This Is Thunder. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream 2 songs from Disclosure including one remix by Toro y Moi. Also stream stuff from Gold Panda, The Mantles and Sonny & the Sunsets.
Young Aundee – Young Tuesday (Yaz cover)
Disclosure – F For You
Disclosure ft. Eliza Doolittle – You & Me (Toro y Moi Remix)
Gold Panda – We Work Nights
Lemuria – Chihuly
The Mantles – Shadow of Your Step
Sonny & the Sunsets – Palmreader